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« on: December 30, 2012, 02:31:18 PM »

Checked it today and about 1.5 inches with heavy snowpack.  It may be ready in a week.  This lake holds some nice size bluegills but smaller bass.
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 01:34:47 AM »

Checking again New Year's Day will report on the board.
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 05:59:39 PM »

I was shocked drove down today all open water what the heck happened?
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013, 06:02:35 PM »

Weight of the snow melted the ice.  That's ok though, the cold temps will refreeze it better this week into the weekend.
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2013, 06:23:37 PM »

Never seen ice melt like that even with snowpack.  Maybe the winds or the warmer temps but both lakes were open water.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 06:26:19 PM »

I saw it on Berlin once.  The weight of the snow forced water up on the thin ice and the water combined with the snow melted the ice.  Normally it gets cold and the water refreezes and makes superthick ice fairly quickly, but if it doesn't get cold enough fast enough it can melt everything off and you have to start over.
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2013, 10:57:32 PM »

Checked today and now we have clear skim ice.
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2013, 06:28:01 PM »

Went down today and 1.5 of clear hard ice.  Wandered out into three foot of water and caught some rinky dink size bluegills so just threw them back.  I see two springs out there in the middle where all the birds were hanging out in the open water sections.
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2013, 09:23:58 PM »

Checked it today and 1.5 inches of clear ice it will be ready to go by the weekend.
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2013, 09:42:44 PM »

You are a brave soul fishing on ice like that,im 6'5" and 280lbs i like my ice a little thicker to feel comfy.
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 06:08:41 PM »

Four inches of clear ice with a trace of snow on top it is set to go.  Just watch the middle still open water has to be a spring out there.
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2013, 10:14:06 PM »

Took the kids today and got nothing saw ten others out there.  Nobody caught a fish.  Water temp 46
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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2013, 08:30:49 PM »

Went to medina lake today.  The crappie bite was good.  Left with 8 keepers.  One was 12".  Try using  chartreuse or white power grubs and twister tails 2'  under a bobber.  Tip with crappie nuggets.  Good luck.
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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2013, 09:27:29 PM »

Thanks thinking of going Thursday
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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2013, 11:19:00 AM »

Please report under soft water,this is still showing as medina lake ice conditions
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